Munich / Borken – Funds advised by Bregal Unternehmerkapital (“Bregal Unternehmerkapital”) are to acquire a majority stake in NRW Building Technology Holding. The business group based in the North Rhine-Westphalian city of Borken is a provider of technical services for buildings. The stake is sold by the Swiss investment group Ufenau Capital Partners. Both parties have agreed not to disclose the sum and further details of the transaction. Bregal Unternehmerkapital specialises in supporting mid-sized companies and intends to chart the course for further growth of NRW Building Technology by continuing and accelerating the successful “buy-&-build” strategy. The market sector in which the company operates also offers tremendous potential for organic growth.
NRW Building Technology is a leading full-service provider of technical building services. Its range of capabilities extends from heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and plumbing equipment to measuring and control technology. The group comprises eight companies – including its core business Rehms, a company with a long tradition of quality and service excellence. NRW Building Technology employs about 600 people and generates an annual turnover of €110 million. In recent years, the group has grown tremendously thanks to the decades-long entrepreneurial family tradition of the Rehms family. Under the leadership of Heinz-Josef Rehms, who will continue to be a co-investor in the business, NRW Building Technology has generated significant growth – fuelled by both organic gains and strategic acquisitions. The group focuses strongly on reliability, innovation and quality. The company has benefitted from growth trends in the areas of renovation and remodelling, senior-friendly design, smart building technologies and green building.
About Bregal Unternehmerkapital
Bregal Unternehmerkapital is part of a family-owned business that has been built up over generations. Its investment activity is based on long-term commitment and independent of developments in the financial markets. Bregal Unternehmerkapital identifies companies, with strong management teams, that are regarded as market leaders or “hidden champions” in their particular segment. Flexible financing and transaction structures enable it to acquire both minority and majority stakes. In doing so, Bregal Unternehmerkapital is also able to handle complex industry spin-offs, management buy-outs and succession situations in a sensitive, non-dogmatic manner. Bregal Unternehmerkapital aims to help companies to achieve a sustained improvement in sales and profitability, and provides them with capital, proven financial expertise and access to a broad network of entrepreneurs and industry experts.